I think it's awesome when families have stay at home moms. I was always thankful for my friends who were stay at home moms that would be willing to watch Phyllis when she had a snow day and I had to work (if I didn't work, we didn't eat).
I'll tell you the truth, I don't know if I could be a stay at home mom, even days I work from home I'm about to lose my mind.
I think it takes amazing women to work inside the home or at an outside job. I think it's great for kids to stay home and I think day care isn't all that awful either.
I think so many times our own insecurities get the best of us! We were all created with different gifts and talents and we all have our own struggles and how much better would the world be if we just accepted each other, loved each other, and truly celebrated the gifts that God created us to be!
That would be world changing!!
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. (Proverbs 31:10-31 NIV)